Iowa City Eelsswim club

swim club

Senior

14 years of age & over ONLY. This is a national level year-round training group. Focus is on specialty work, dryland training, and development for Regional / National level USA-S meets. Participants must achieve at least two USA-S 15 & Over AAA times and be over 13 years of age during the current season to be considered for membership into this group. Swimmers are required to attend at least eight of the workouts offered per week and must sign a contract with the Head Coach that outlines commitment levels and goals for each season.

Time goals include Zones / Sectionals / and National-level meet qualifying times, as well as aspirations of swimming at the college and/or professional level. Water time is between 1.5 to 2.5 hours at main workouts. Morning workouts (during the school year) are around one hour long. Meet schedule planning is done with the ICE head coach on a seasonal basis. Swimmers in the this group should aim to fully attend and participate in the highest level meets for which they qualify each year.

Summer Training Options for College Swimmers 
download the Moray/Senior equipment list

All Waves, Morays and Senior swimmers who regularly participate in any other sport or athletic endeavor (including weight training, or Jr. and Sr. High sports) must set up a meeting with in order to work out a practice schedule that will keep you healthy and avoid overuse of certain muscles or joints. 

Download practice schedules regular season Sept 26 - Mid February  (rev)

Senior Pre-Season Schedule Sept 19 - 24
Monday
9/19
Tuesday
9/20
Wednesday
9/21
Thursday
9/22
Friday
9/21
Saturday
9/24
AM Practices: (1) 6:15 is in the water time, please be on deck and stretching by 6:05. (2) Senior swimmers should attend 2 mornings per week until October 3rd.
6:15-7:30am
MPAC
6:20-8:30pm
MPAC
dryland
7-8:30pm
MPAC
6:15-7:30am
MPAC
6:20-8:30pm
MPAC
dryland
7-8:30pm
MPAC
6:15-7:30am
MPAC
6:20-8:30pm
MPAC
dryland
8-9:30am
MPAC
Senior Short Course Schedule Sept 26 - Mid Feb
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
AM Practice - 6:15 is in the water time, please be on deck and stretching by 6:05.
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Athletes should be on deck and ready to go at the start time indicated.
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During practice times our coaches are focused exclusively on our swimmers. They will be happy to speak with you about almost anything at any other time during the day. Come to office hours or email them for an appointment.
6:15-7:30am
MPAC
6:20-8:45pm
MPAC
Dryland
6:15-8:45pm
MPAC
6:15-7:30am
MPAC
6:20-8:45pm
MPAC
Dryland
6:15-8:45pm
MPAC
6:15-7:30am
MPAC
6:20-8:45pm
MPAC
Dryland
8-10:30am
MPAC

Swimmers are expected to attend a minimum of 8 practices per week.
(each day of a meet counts as 1/2 workout)

MPAC = Mercer Park, 
CREC = Coralville Rec., CP = City Park Pool
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Senior group members should contact Coach Don about their recommended meets (including Grand Prix events, Nationals, and Sectionals) for the  season. The schedule below is for reference only.

ICE team meet schedule

Entry deadlines vary by meet and are subject to change; please follow the links under information and/or consult the events calendar to avoid missing them. 
Additional information regarding ICE hosted meets 

Senior Meet Schedule 2016-2017
DatesInformationLocation
Oct 8, 2016 LMST Lions Fall Invitational
Documents, Registration & Information

register by 9/6/2016
Linn-Mar Aquatic Center
Marion IA
Oct 15-16, 2016 DMET Fall Frolic
Documents, Registration & Information
New Frost should wait for the DASH Fall Invitational in November.Open, Timed Finals
register by 9/13/16
Davenport West High School
Davenport, IA
Nov 4-6, 2016 iFly Speedo Midwest Senior Challenge
Documents, Registration & Information
Qualifiers Only.
Registration Deadline: Sept 29, 2016
University of Iowa CRWC
Iowa City
Dec 2-4, 2016 LMST Classic
Documents, Registration & Information
Open, Timed Finals
Registration Deadline tba
Linn-Mar Aquatic Center
Marion IA
Dec 9-11, 2016 ICE Irving B. Weber
Documents, Registration & Information
Home Meet. Open, Timed Finals
Registration Deadline Nov 12, 2016
Mercer Park
Iowa City, IA
Jan 20-22, 2017 BLAST Winter Invite
Documents, Registration & Information
Open, Prelim/Finals
Registration Deadline Dec 4, 2016
Holmes Jr. High
Cedar Falls
Feb 3-5, 2017 Schroeder YMCA Swim Team Schroeder A+ Meet
Documents, Registration & Information
13&O Qualifiers Only. meet information, including qualifying time standards is available here
Registration Deadline TBA
Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center
Brown Deer, WI
Feb 23-26, 2017 ICE ISI Short Course Championships
Documents, Registration & Information
Championship Meet for all Swimmers who have achieved the 15-16 "Q" time in an individual event. Championship Info and Qualifying Standard
Registration Deadline: Feb 10, 2017
University of Iowa CRWC
Iowa City, IA
Mar 9-12, 2017 IFLY Spring Sectionals - CZ Section 1
Documents, Registration & Information
Required meet for all Qualifiers
Registration Deadline tba
University of Iowa CRWC
Iowa City, IA

Each swimmer should expect to swim in the Championship meet(s) for which they qualify: Regionals, State, or Zones

Monthly Fee: $127

There are also the following annual fees:

USA - Swimming registration: $68/year/swimmer
ICE Equipment fee: $120/year/family paid at registration 

Meet Entry Fees

Swimmers must pay entry fees to participate in each meet. The fees are paid to ICE, who enters the swimmers and sends the fees to the host club. You will be invoiced for each meet your swimmer enters. Please remember that once ICE has submitted entries to the host team, you are responsible for the entry fees even if your swimmer is unable to compete. Refunds are rare and only given by the meet host if there are significant extenuating circumstances.

Meet fees are assessed on a per-meet basis and are in the neighborhood of $40 per meet. Outreach swimmers can participate in Iowa meets for a flat rate of $5.00 per meet. 

About the Fees

Practice Fees: Pay for pool time and coaches’ salaries.

Equipment Fees: Chlorine and water are especially hard on necessary swim equipment. This fee supports the upkeep of timing equipment, computers, lane lines and any other equipment necessary to maintain the sport.

USA-S registration fees: ICE is registered through USA Swimming, our national governing body. For insurance reasons, swimmers cannot practice beyond the trial period until this fee is paid.

 

Financial Responsibilities Document 

We rely on fundraising to help keep our costs down and our sport affordable for all. For this reason, we ask families each season to fundraise $125 for families with a single athlete, and $175 for families with 2+ swimmers. In an effort to make this easy, ICE provides many fundraising opportunities over the course of the year. There are also families who prefer to make a donation rather than engage in fundraising.

Withdrawal from ICE: Like any other enterprise, the Iowa City Eels have bills to pay. Pool rental, payroll, and equipment are expenses that must be covered if we are to continue to operate as a successful swim club. When your athlete joins the team we make plans based upon attendance for the entire season. We realize however that circumstances may arise which require a swimmer to leave the team either temporarily or permanently. We simply ask that you fill out this form and return it to the ICE office at Mercer at least two weeks before leaving the club. You will be responsible for all swim fees for 2 weeks following the date this form is received.

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